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Stanley and Elyse Grinstein papers, circa 1960-2015

Grinstein, Stanley, 1927-2014

Collector, Philanthropist


Collection Information

Size: 1.5 Linear feet

Summary: Letters from artists and printed material regarding the Grinstein's art collection.
Letters are from artists with work in the Grinstein collection, or who were family friends, including Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, John Baldessari, Frank Gehry, Philip Glass, and others. Printed material includes clippings about the Grinsteins and their collection, announcements and posters for exhibitions, with some ephemera related to Elyse's years as an architect or her training at UCLA.

Biographical/Historical Note

Stanley Grinstein (1927-2014) and Elyse Grinstein (1929-2016) were art collectors and philanthropists in Los Angeles, California. Elyse Grinstein was also an architect and owned the Los Angeles architectural firm Grinstein/ Daniels.


Donated 2017 by the Grinstein family, via Ayn Grinstein, Ellen Grinstein Perliter, and Nancy Grinstein, executors.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Stanley and Elyse Grinstein papers, circa 1960-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.